§ MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is a fact that, in order to receive the necessary certificate to enable officers commanding Metropolitan Volunteer Regiments to obtain the sum allotted to them by the late Lord Mayor's Volunteer Patriotic Fund, they have to pay out of the funds of the regiment a fee to the Government viewer, without whose certificate the amount from the fund will not be paid to the regiment; and whether he can see his way to remit this fee?
§ * MR. E. STANHOPE
The viewer in question is not a Government viewer. But I think it will be much the simplest way for the certificate to be given by a Government viewer, and in that case, of course, no fee will be charged. I have given directions for this to be done.